[Haskell-cafe] Hawiki articles
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Mon Sep 3 17:38:28 EDT 2007
On Tuesday 04 September 2007 08:29, Neil Mitchell wrote:
> There are two entirely separate issues in this thread - let's not confuse
> 1) The old HaWiki content is good and unavailable. I want it made
> available, in whatever form is appropriate. Please :-)
> 2) Licensing - the old content cannot be dumped onto the new wiki. My
> personal view is "who cares". There are numerous license violations
> within the Haskell community (I can think of 4 off the top of my
> head), but in general everyone is working for the same purpose, and
> its just pesky laws getting in the way - not violating peoples intent.
> I realise that this will be a minority opinion, and that its probably
> a bad idea to follow my opinion on this.
HaskellWiki states "Recent content is available under a simple permissive
license." That implies to me that there may be old content that isn't under
a simple permissive licence, so users of the wiki should have an eye out for
Could the hawiki content not be slapped in at .../haskellwiki/OldContent/...
read-only with big, red, flashing, 'licence unknown, get contributor
consents, etc, etc' warning? At least it can then be migrated easily if the
rights-holder agrees, or be referenced by original works on haskellwiki.
That seems a satisfactory attempt to honour the letter/intent of the
law/contributor. If someone complains the offending content can be removed.
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